Philip Kerr's novel, If the Dead Rise Not, won the €125,000 (US$179,156) RBA International Prize for Crime Writing, (did the name change from Thriller to Crime Writing?) "the world's most lucrative crime fiction prize," according to the Guardian, which reported that Kerr said he was pleasantly surprised by the size of the award: "I recently got a prize in France which was a few bottles of wine."
The first Thursday of September has been thriller day ever since the RBA established this prize, which offers the world's largest monetary prize money for the genre.
A prize of €125,000 for the best unpublished work in the genre. This project is the result of the confidence RBA has in its authors — both the well-known and those waiting to be discovered.
Jury decision announcement: on the first Thursday of September.
The competition is open to works written in: any language with a translation into Spanish or English.
Prize money: €125,000
Winners from previous years:
2009 - Kerr, Philip. Dead Rise Not
2008 - Andrea Camilleri, La muerte de Amalia Sacerdote
2007 - Francisco González Ledesma, Una novela de barrio
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